Professional Development for Educators

The GSC and Professional Development for Educators

The GSC sponsors a variety of professional development activities for those who wish to improve their teaching/practice and understanding of critical global issues. Such opportunities include day-long workshops; certification/ development points; lectures on global issues etc.

The GSC can provide funding support for K-12 teachings and other educators. For example, the GSC offers oversea experience for K-12 teachers and are faculty during the summer. In 2009, the GSC was awarded a Fulbright Hays Short-Term Study Tour for Educators, which permits the GSC to take 12 teachers to Egypt for 4 weeks. This experience enables teachers to develop lesson plans and materials pertinent to their professional needs and interests. For more information about funding/ grant opportunities for educators, please contact us:

Upcoming Workshops & Events for Spring 2019

Global Issues Through Literature

This reading group for educators explores literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and together we brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. Sessions usually take place in 4130 Posvar Hall (unless otherwise noted) from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Books, Act 48 credit, dinner, and parking are provided. Click on dates below to register.

March 21Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi by Steve Inskeep

April 25GraceLand by Chris Albani

Contact Maja Konitzer with any questions.



Past Workshops:

January 31: The Watsons Go to Birmingham -- 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

December 13: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

November 15, 2018: Exile Poems by Tuhin Das
Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center and City of Asylum

March 2, 2019: Workshop on Human Rights and Genocide - Confronting Genocide: Never Again?
Co-sponsored by the Global Studies Center, European Studies Center, Center for Russian, East European, and Euroasian Studies, and African Studies Program

Participants were introduced to the Choices Program's Human Rights and Genocide unit and seeked to understand the causes of genocide and how people have grappled with many questions in response to genocide throughout history and today. The workshop was open to educators teaching humanities, geography, history, government, current issues, civics, and other social studies in grades 7-12. Each participant received two curriculum units, lunch, Act 48 credit, and parking.Co-sponsored by the 


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